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Rain fails to dampen rodeo turnout

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Despite the weekend rain, the Sheriff’s Rodeo, held in LaFayette over the weekend, was again a great success. Attendees were treated to barrel racing, bronco riding, steer roping and of course the antics of clowns and others. Proceeds from the rodeo will be used for a variety of Chambers County law enforcement programs and equipment.

City proclaims May 27 “Whitlow Day”

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By Alton Mitchell While college and high school graduations are happening across the region, sports such as college football are on the back of the minds of many. However, on Monday the LaFayette city council took a step that will bring a preview of college football to the LaFayette area later this month. LaFayette High […]

Four awarded $2500 scholarships

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By Alton Mitchell Four LaFayette area high school seniors have received a big economic boost to assist them with their college careers. On Monday evening the scholarship recipients were honored before the LaFayette city council at their normal meeting. The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority annually awards scholarships in the amount of $2500 to students in […]

Sidewalk restoration project praised

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The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Crane was host to a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the City of LaFayette’s completed sidewalk restoration project held last week. The $500,000 project which included new sidewalks, handicap accessible points of entry and wrought iron railing was made possible by a grant from the Alabama […]

Ivey named Governor, special election in place

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By Paul Richardson Lt. Governor Kay Ivey became governor of Alabama after the sudden resignation of Gov. Robert Bentley April 10th, amid an effort in the Alabama Legislature to impeach him in the fallout over an alle ged affair with a top staffer. President Donald Trump called Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday night to congratulate […]

LHS receives ACT college readiness award

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LaFayette High School has been recognized by ACT and received the Alabama College and Career Transition Award for outstanding achievement in College and Career Readiness for 2016-2017. The ACT WorkKeys Exam is given to the 12th graders each year to gauge if students will meet the necessary skills needed to survive in the workforce. Seventy-Five […]

Tornado ravages Union Hill

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By Alton Mitchell The past week has been a rough one weather wise for Chambers County as well as neighboring communities in east Alabama. As several storm systems marched their way across the region last week they left damage across the area and slammed northern Chambers County with its first confirmed tornado touchdown of 2017. […]

LaFayette Day celebrates 20 years this Saturday

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Hike/Bike/Run is the annual fund drive for Valley Haven School. The goal is to raise $100,000.00 to be used for local match for the state and federal grants that operate Valley Haven School. This volunteer effort brings together hundreds of committed individuals. Together they raise the necessary funds so that Valley Haven can get the […]

Family reflects on life of LaFayette homicide victim

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By Alton Mitchell Gunfire erupted on a dead end street in Opelika Saturday night. The bullets that pierced through the quiet residential neighborhood just a short distance from Interstate 85 would claim two lives and leave a family torn with younger members of the family asking why and how this could happen to someone who […]